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Ray Ellington (1916-1985), Jazz musician and bandleader

Ray Ellington (Ray Brown)

Sitter in 4 portraits
In 1933 Ellington changed his name from Henry Pitts Brown to Ray Ellington after watching the Duke Ellington Orchestra and began playing in London clubs. In 1947, inspired by American bepop music, he formed the Ray Ellington Quartet. The comedic jazz group was one of the most successful post-war groups and regularly appeared on the Goon Show.

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Ray Ellington

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1963
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Ray Ellington

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1963
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Ray Ellington

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1963
NPG x136494